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Poster: droncit Date: Sep 10, 2005 2:19am
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Another copyright question

Thanks. For some of this material, there is simply no way to look it up, as it was over the air, live. So, I wonder, if the work was copyright as it went out over the air, but no other copy exists, what do the copyright owners actually hold a copyright to, if I have the only copy?

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Poster: rgs_uk Date: Sep 30, 2005 4:59pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Another copyright question

Owning the only existing copy of something does not change the copyright. It still belongs to the creators. Also, although a broadcast is in the public domain that does does not mean everything that it contains is also in the public domain. It may include music, a script or other written material that is still protected by copyright.

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Poster: droncit Date: Oct 1, 2005 12:21am
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Another copyright question

right... the music, the scripts, the arrangements.... lots of portions may be copyright. I'm just cusious as to what CBS, or NBC or whomever broadcast the original piece actually had copyright on. I am guessing that it's similar to copyright on a collection, such that you can string a number of public domain materials together and copyright that, but it doesn't mean you own the copyright to each individual piece in the collection - what you copyright is the order of presentation, the name of the collection, artwork, etc. that you provide.